To warm up for tonight’s InfoTubey Awards gala, I just attended a session called Video, YouTube, and Libraries. One presenter was Nick Baker, who won one of last year’s inagural InfoTubies. The other was Karen McBride from Des Plaines PL.
These tidbits were among the advice Karen offered to beginning videographers:
- Don’t worry about being perfect — people like to watch videos that are "raw, edgy, and badly lit."
- You don’t have to spend a lot — basic cameras can take good-enough video, and there’s plenty of free, open source editing software out there.
- Make sure you tell people you’ve posted videos!
- "Unleash your inner ham!"
These folks have made fun videos; you can do it too!!
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